Magnificent condo 5 minutes from metro Jean Talon, plaza St Hubert, and within a walking distance from JeanTalon market and Petite Italie. Sunny, next to bike path, drugstore, supermarket, library, park, etc.
Apartment is within a walking distance to the metro station, downtown and old town are within 15-20 min ride. Apartment itself is pretty nice with a lot of natural light through the skylights (the place is on a top floor), however there is no air conditioner and the temperature never went below +25C (77F). This should be accounted while considering this place for a summer stay (not everyone can tolerate heat). Kitchen has everything you may need should you decide to cook. Washer and drier are in the apartment, which is a nice feature. There is no free parking next to the building (there are some within a 5-10 minute walk). I was lucky enough to use a parking spot kindly offered by a neighbor, otherwise the parking might become a major issue (parking spots are strictly enforced). Check-in was smooth and simple and directions were clear and illustrated by the pictures. Communication was fantastic, Miguel was responding almost immediately and every question got an answer. He was genuinely willing to help. The place looks like a friend let you stay for a few days. If that was the case, no concerns whatsoever. However a friend is not a paid customer, and as such a few other things would be helpful (if not required), namely, no stains of any kind on the bed sheets, even though they are right from the laundry, hangers to put the clothes on in the closet are necessary, a dresser in the bedroom intended for rent should be free of owner's stuff and made available to the guests, no rolls of toilet paper throughout the bedroom. Of course, the floor in the apartment should be cleaned (cleaning fee was paid upfront) and be free of dust and residuals of the plants. The bathroom should be also cleaned up and no dead insects being caught under the flipped plastic cup should be present. Overall the experience was positive. One star is taking out of the grade due to aforementioned issue.
Miguel made us feel very welcome. He picked us up at airport, gave us information and advice about our stay in Montreal, we even got to spend time with him during week. The neighborhood is very safe and surrounded by great places to visit like the Jean Talon market. A grocery store, pharmacy, and metro station are very close by. The apartment was equipped with kitchen supplies, shower, television. This was a great place to stay and it was great to meet Miguel.